Goya FileMaker Hosting

Goya can provide dedicated server FileMaker hosting for clients wanting to keep their FileMaker databases in the cloud, and make them accessible from everywhere, not just in the office.

We run multiple servers using the latest versions of Windows and FileMaker Server, along with regular onsite and offsite backups, SSL certificates and 24/7 monitoring.

Hosting Questions

How much does it cost?

Standard monthly hosting is $129 for Linux and $149 per month for Windows, plus GST.

What do I get?

A dedicated server for your solution.  A SSL certificate for myserver.goya.co.  Offsite backups.  24/7 monitoring.  150GB of disk space ( for the OS, FMS and data ), 8GB of RAM and unlimited network throughput.

We run the most recent versions of FileMaker Server that your licence will allow.

On top of that we help you to get your solution up and running and can assist with any issues in terms of FileMaker Server or accessing the files. 

We can also help you to setup Web sharing of your FileMaker solution, including WebDirect or Custom Web Publishing using RESTfm or the Data API.  As well you can make the solution available via ODBC if required.

Does that include FileMaker Licences?

Our monthly cost is for hosting only, but we can pro rata the FileMaker licence onto the single monthly fee.

If you’ve already got a licence for FileMaker Server, then we can apply that to the server.  

If you have no licence yet for FileMaker at all, we can purchase a User licence for you.  Currently the starting point for FileMaker user licencing is $1320 AUD per annum for 5 users plus server.  We can pro rata this into your hosting costs as well if you would like. 

If you need more than 5 users please contact us for pricing.

What else can I add?

Pretty much anything you need.  It’s your dedicated server.  Some examples would be :

  • Access to the FileMaker Server Admin Console ( no charge ).
  • Extra capacity in processing or memory to run server intensive tasks such as WebDirect.
  • Extra disk storage ( in 50GB blocks ) for data storage such as documents or large FileMaker files.
  • A custom domain name ( price depends on the domain, contact us for details ).
  • A dedicated SSL certificate for your domain ( price depends, contact us for details. )
  • A Web Services API into your solution using RESTfm ( no charge ).
  • Email or web hosting.
  • A recent backup download page.
  • Document syncing with Dropbox.
  • Automated backup to Dropbox.
  • Anything else you can run on your server, contact us for more.

What about FileMaker Cloud 2.0

FileMaker Cloud 2.0 is a good option for some clients.  It bundles in the hardware, licence and all of the management of the server into a single ongoing monthly fee.  So if you’re ok with Claris managing your server and scheduling updates, and using their login system, then it can work.

There are two Cloud price points, one for Essentials which is up to 10 users and Standard for anything above 10 users. 

Compare Costs:

Goya Hosting Cloud Essentials Cloud Standard
5 users $239 $135 $285
10 users $319 $270 $570
15 users $414 NA $855

All pricing above is pricing on a per month basis and ex GST.  All FileMaker licences, including Cloud are annual licences.  

Goya Hosting is month to month, and we can pro rata the annual licence into a monthly hosting price.

All of the above assumes you meet the storage and processor limitations of either Cloud or dedicated hosting, and they vary and may require additional costs for either option.  So the Goya hosting is still assuming $99 per month.

FileMaker Cloud also has some limitations, although they only apply usually to a small set of users.  Some examples of things you can’t do in Cloud : run Plugins, use PHP/XML APIs, ODBC access, non Claris ID logins etc.  Full details of the differences can be found here :


Our biggest concerns when discussing Claris Cloud details with clients is that Claris schedule updates and infrastructure changes that involve downtime, and can do that at any time and without consultation.  You are also limited to the Claris backup options, and cannot add other options or providers.  And finally you must use the Claris ID to login, so can’t add your own company login setup.  If those things aren’t an issue then it’s a good fit.


Who runs your servers?

Our servers are run on either MammothVPS or BinaryLane or Linode in Australia or overseas.  We have multiple options available in Australia and plenty of international locations as well.

Is this shared hosting?

No, it is a dedicated server.  Shared hosting became unavailable after a FileMaker Server licence change in version 15.  Therefore any hosting provider currently offering shared hosting will be doing so on FMS v14 and that software is no longer supported by FileMaker.  We don’t recommend you use this option.

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